The ABCs of aging:
A is for arthritis,
B is for bad back,
C is for the chest pains. Corned beef? Cardiac?
D is for dental decay and decline,
E is for eyesight--can't read that top line.
F is for fissures and fluid retention.
G is for gas
(which I'd rather not mention and not to forget other
H is high blood pressure
I is for itches, and lots of incisions.
J is for joints, that now fail to flex.
L is for libido--what happened to sex? Wait! I forgot
K is for my knees that crack all the time (But forgive me, I get a few lapses in my M-memory from time
N is for nerve (pinched) and neck (stiff) and neurosis.
O is for osteo-for all the bones that crack
P is for prescriptions, that cost a small fortune.
Q is for queasiness. Fatal or just the flu? Give me
another pill and I'll be good as new!
R is for reflux--one meal turns into two.
S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears on how to
pay my increasing medical bills!
T is for tinnitus--I hear bells in my ears and the word "terminal" also rings too near.
U is for urinary and the difficulties that flow (or not)
V is for vertigo, as life spins by
W is worry, for pains yet found
X is for X ray--and what one might find.
Y is for year (another one I'm still alive) so,
Z is for zest for surviving the symptoms my body's deployed,
and keeping twenty-six doctors gainfully employed.